Severely injured pit bull euthanized in Yonkers

Severely injured pit bull euthanized in Yonkers

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YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - Yonkers police say a pit bull puppy found with severe bite wounds and abrasions had to be euthanized.

The SPCA of Westchester County said a veterinarian was unable to treat the dog's extensive wounds and excessive blood loss. Director Ernest Lungaro told the Journal News the male pit bull also had numerous older scars and was emaciated.

The puppy was found Thursday near Somersville Road and Edwards Place.

Police believe 9-month-old pup was used as a "bait dog." That's an animal that's used to train other dogs to fight in a dog fighting ring.

Police ask anyone with information about the puppy or a dog fighting ring operating in the area to call SPCA's hotline at 914 941-7797.

 

Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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